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Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed Thursday and Friday night, arrived early at 1pm and straight into Executive Room on 9th Floor, Reception very good both at check in and check out, great to see a smiling and welcoming face after a 4 hour drive! Room was immaculate and FINALLY they have a decent TV in the rooms. Had Room service meal and also breakfast downstairs, incredible value for money. Frankly can't find anything negative about the stay, all good!

The location was great .Parked the car and walked to all the sites .The rooms are very clean and if you ask for a view of darling harbour you will not be sorry .From the minute I walked into the door to when I left the staff could not have been more helpful .Great location to all the sites of sydney .Pool and gym clean and safe .Room service amazing .Loved it and you will not find better for families or couples

Well were do I start the location is the best and check in and check out was very good the staff are very helpful and well mannered.The breakfast was good and there was lots to choose from. The Bar was also well runned the staff there were very good and I can not get over the politeness of the staff. The rooms are big and the beds are so amazing i did not want to get up. Nice and soft and the Linen was fresh Bathroom was good and clean. just one thing was our chair and leg rest are getting dirty and old. The lift were very clean and the entrance and Foyer also very clean with a nice smell. I was happy I chose to stay there and will stay again. Public transport every where but the carpark is right there and a big car park but the charges are very bad as for $55.00 per 24hrs is a bit to much

Location was great for our stay due to attending concert at the Sydney ICC Theatre. Hotel reception staff were lovely. We were lucky enough to receive an upgrade to our room & were put into a room on the 6th floor overlooking Darling Harbour. Parking at Harbourside car park was easy & the hotel staff validated our parking ticket for the hotel parking price. Room was clean & modern. Bought takeaway cappuccinos, banana bread & bacon & egg muffin from Cafe for brekkie was reasonably priced & delicious. We enjoyed our brief stay.

Just stayed here third time great hotel central to darling harbour shops and restaurants modern hotel gave us a very reasonable priced upgrade to harbour view room the breakfast comes as part of package and is amazing the bathroom could have an upgrade but very good hotel

Great Location and Views. Staff well can not say enough about them. Brilliant. Especially on Book in and Out. Worth more money. Always our Choice to Stay. Felt vey welcome at all times. Would Recommend.

Staff were incredibly helpful, from reception, housekeeping to the staff at the restaurant at breakfast who went out of their way to make my friend and all of us feel very special on her birthday. The Ternary restaurant staff esp Tim and manager Andrew really blew us away with their kindness and so very unexpected. The rooms were very comforfortable and well worth paying that little extra for a fabulous view of the city. This hotel has it all from location, to facilities and cleanliness and comfort. They were great with all the children which made our visit even more relaxing. Really pleased we booked this hotel.

The room we were allocated was large, clean and tastefully furnished. The view from our room was over Darling Harbour and therefore convenient for walking. The lobby has a café and restaurant. The staff were excellent and always helpful. Would definitely recommend .

Worst 5-star hotel ever. It's considered quite pricey but it's not worth the money. The wifi is the worst, practically it's not even working. You even have to pay 55bucks for the parking lot, like there is no complementary parking space even for in-house guest.

This 3 night stay with my teenage son and his friend was a last minute decision. We usually stay in the Darling Harbour precinct and Novotel was a little indulgence over the usual apartment style experience of the past few visits. Upon arrival, there was an efficient porter service for our luggage. Up to reception where we were quickly checked in. Staff were efficient and friendly on this very busy Easter weekend. The room we booked was a Executive Darling Harbour view however I was very disappointed with room 732 which had an impeded view due to a wall jutting out beside our window and a new building being constructed nearby. I requested a room change and was moved the next day to room 735 which was everything we had anticipated. A beautiful large panoramic window revealed a glorious expansive view of the city which was especially beautiful at night. Our first room was spacious with wonderfully comfortable beds and a day bed however, the bathroom was showing its age with dated tiling and fittings and mould well inground into the grout, tiles and silicone sealant. A cold shower in the morning was also very disappointing. The hotel was full so this may have been a contributing factor in lack of hot water at 8am. The second room seemed a bit sparce but was adequate and spacious. The bed was not as soft but the bathroom had no mould. Again, the hot water was non existent with only tepid water for our showers in the morning. What lacked in the rooms was compensated for in the buffet breakfast. A magnificent selection available from bircher muesli, pancakes, fruit, pastries, hot selections, fresh cooked to order omelettes and barista made coffee to name a few. The staff in all areas; reception, bar, restaurant, porters etc were all very welcoming and genuinely friendly and willing to assist in making our stay pleasant The swimming pool does not have the view that is shown in the photos on the website due to the new building nearby so the photo should be updated. Parking was extra at $55 per day. The location on Darling Harbour is fantastic. A covered walkway to the shops and Darling Harbour opens up lots of shopping and dining options and its only 10 - 15 minutes walk across the bridge to the city or ferry wharf, The light rail is directly beside the hotel which goes to China Town (and through to Central). Lots of convenient options. I found the lack of signage to the swimming pool area a bit odd and the official website lacking in information and photographs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour and would recommend this hotel, but only if you don't mind a cool shower.

100 Murray Street Sydney NSW

Located in Darling Harbour, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as University of Sydney and Sydney Harbour Bridge. This 4.5-star hotel has 525 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Located in central Sydney, the hotel is also near Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour's 525 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect WiFi, wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court. Self parking is offered for AUD 55 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and a computer station.

Room options

Executive Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbor View (Darling)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Skyline View)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Pyrmont view)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed, Harbor View (Darling)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 4243 reviews